Kodiak City Councilmen John Whiddon, left, and Gabriel Saravia, right, pose with representatives of the Kodiak seafood processing workforce at Thursday night's council meeting. Brianna Gibbs/KMXT photo
City Council held a regular meeting last night and took the opportunity to
thank the various seafood processing workers who've come from all over the
world. Councilman Mark Vizcocho read
a proclamation that was issued by Mayor Pat Branson acknowledging August 23 as
Seafood Processors Day.
council also held a public hearing and a vote to clear up the city bed tax
ordinance in the wake of the sales tax hike.
code currently says there a bed tax of 11 percent. But you have to read on
several pages later and it says there's a bed tax of 5 percent and a transient
sales tax of 6 percent," said City Manager Aimee Kniaziowski. "So we needed to correct that language to reflect the
seven percent of the new sales tax rate."
one from the community commented during the public hearing, and the council
passed the motion unanimously.
meeting the council also appointed Natasha Hayden to the City Parks and Recreation
city council regular meeting will be on September 13.